Book launch: Canada and The War in Afghanistan

Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 23:00

Please join us for a book launch and panel discussion: 

Empire's Ally: Canada and The War in Afghanistan 

Sunday, June 9, 7pm 
515 W. Hastings Harbour Centre, Room 1700 (SFU Downtown campus) 

With authors and special guest speakers, including: 

-Greg Albo, co-editor, Empire's Ally
-Mike Skinner, Paul Kellogg and other contributors to the book 

Admission by donation. Books will be available for sale and signing. 

Event organized by StopWar.ca. Endorsed by: Siraat, the War Resisters Support Campaign, SANSAD, Fraser Valley Peace Council, and the Canadian Peace Alliance. 

About the Event: 

After more than a decade in Afghanistan, there has been a woeful lack of public discussion about the impact of Canada's participation in the war and occupation of that country. This panel discussion will focus on assessing the legacy of Canadian warmaking in Afghanistan, with a number of contributors to this important new collection published by the University of Toronto Press. 

About the Book: 

The war in Afghanistan has been a major policy commitment and central undertaking of the Canadian state since 2001: Canada has been a leading force in the war, and has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on aid and reconstruction. After a decade of conflict, however, there is considerable debate about the efficacy of the mission, as well as calls to reassess Canada’s role in the conflict. An authoritative and strongly analytical work, Empire’s Allyprovides a much-needed critical investigation into one of the most polarizing events of our time.

This collection draws on new primary evidence – including government documents, think tank and NGO reports, international media files, and interviews in Afghanistan – to provide context for Canadian foreign policy, to offer critical perspectives on the war itself, and to link the conflict to broader issues of political economy, international relations, and Canada’s role on the world stage. Spanning academic and public debates, Empire’s Ally opens a new line of argument on why the mission has entered a stage of crisis. More information: http://www.utppublishing.com/Empire-and-rsquo-s-Ally-Canada-and-the-War-in-Afghanistan.html

SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 2.9976" N, 123° 6' 43.524" W
British Columbia CA

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